A Song for Today: November 2019

November 1:  You’re like a brand new feeling on a bright clear sunny day…   “Candy” written by Larry Blackmon and Tomi Jenkins and performed by their band Cameo.  Happy birthday to the very sweet Karen Lewis!  LYRICS  SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY

November 2:   Can’t stop thinking of your diamond mind… “Ocean Eyes” sung by Billie Eilish and written by her brother Finneas O’ConnellLYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

November 3:  When you say that you love me… “Beautiful Sunday”  performed by Daniel Boone (and written by Boone and Rod McQueen).  LYRICS & CHORDS  SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY

November 4:  Then you found me and everything changed… “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles.  So glad we found each other and you asked me to marry you on this day in 1991.  Thanks to Jen & Artie for introducing me to this song and Happy Birthday today to Julie Horowitz.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

November 5:  VOTE TODAY!  We all want to change the world… “Revolution” written by John Lennon and performed by The Beatles. LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

November 6:  This is where I want to be… “Quiet Nights (of Quiet Stars)” written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and sung here by Diana Krall.  Thanks to Ellen Kuroghlian for the song suggestion; I’m where I want to be, in part, thanks to her husband, the wonderful Dr. K. xo  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

November 7: Speak up if you’ve got something to say…“More Than You Know” by Axwell ^ Ingrosso (written by Sebastian IngrossoSalem Al FakirAxel HedforsVincent Pontare and Richard Zastenker). Thank you to DJ of the Week Grant for this great song! LYRICS  SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY

November 8:   A friend to lend a guiding hand… “Maggie May” by Rod Stewart.  Thanks to Lisa Addario for the song suggestion.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

November 9:  We are a peaceful, loving people… “Singing For Our Lives” by Holly Near. No lyric video today, but I think you’ll catch on.  Happy birthday to Jo Werther (check out her site) and Ruth Goldman Heller.  LYRICS & CHORDS  SPOTIFY

November 10:  Each night I ask the stars up above… “Teenager In Love” performed by Dion & The Belmonts and written by Doc Pomus and Mort ShumanLYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY Happy Birthday to the guy who sings this song best, Russell Sherman!  I’ll never forget the day you came home.  xo

November 11:  Dear Veterans and all current members of our Armed Forces:  THANK YOU for your service!   I wish you could stay in bed, but… “Oh, How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning” written by Irving BerlinHere’s a fabulous version by the United States Marine Band.  Plus,  happy birthday to Melissa Balaban.  xo  LYRICS  SONG HISTORY SPOTIFY

November 12:  Does any one know where the love of God goes
when the waves turn the minutes to hours?  “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” by Gordon LightfootLYRICS & SONGFACTS    SPOTIFY

November 13:  It felt like the world would freeze… “Life In A Northern Town” by Nick Laird-Clowes and Gilbert Gabriel of The Dream Academy.   This song was written for singer-songwriter Nick Drake who died 45 years ago this month.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

November 14:  Let me in your window… “Wuthering Heights” by Kate Bush.  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

November 15: Hang a Louie off the throughway… “Diner” by Martin Sexton.  (My favorite song of his is actually “Way I Am” but there wasn’t a lyric video for that one.  Check it out anyway.)  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

November 16:  Without the dark there is no light… “See You Through My Eyes” by The Head and the Heart.  Thanks to Lisa Weitzman for the song suggestion. xo LYRICS & CHORDS  SPOTIFY

November 17:  What can make me feel this way?  “My Girl” written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White and performed by The Temptations.  Happy Birthday (and thanks for the song suggestion) to my wonderful Auntie Dee and friend Lisa Telder Bowman!  xo LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

November 18:  You can’t dance and stay uptight… “Dancing In The Moonlight” performed by King Harvest and written by keyboardist Sherman Kelly.  Happy Birthday, Liz Rosenthal Rosenberg and thanks for the great song suggestion.  xo  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  CHORDS SPOTIFY

November 19:  I’m gonna keep this love if you let me… “Burning” by Maggie Rogers.  Happy Birthday (and thanks for the song suggestion) to the wonderful Sophie Lev!  LYRICS & CHORDS SPOTIFY

November 20: You can count me with the dreamers…  “I’ve Got A Dream” from Tangled (written by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater).  Happy birthday to Fiona Moeller (and thanks to mom Nicole for the song suggestion)!  LYRICS SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY

November 21:  I’m glad whenever I can share her laughter… “Slipping Through My Fingers” by ABBA (written by Bjorn Ulvaeus).  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

Run, don’t walk, to Staples High School to see the Staples Players‘ production of Mamma Mia! The website may say “sold out” but I’ve been told there are almost always tickets available before the show so GO!  It is truly impressive (not to mention: FUN!)  Today’s song was chosen by the Foisie family; their daughter Camille is playing the lead (Donna Sheridan) and she leads a cast with voices and talent you won’t want to miss.

November 22:  Don’t you dare go any further…  “I’ve Been Over This Before”  by John Paul White and featuring The Secret Sisters.  Happy Birthday to my talented cousin Natascha Sherman Hess.  Check out her food truck/restaurant, The Ginger Pig in Boulder, Colorado!  LYRICS & GUITAR CHORDS SPOTIFY

November 23:  Apropos of nothing…  “All I Wanna Do” by Sheryl Crow.  Thanks, Bud, for the suggestion. xo LYRICS & SONGFACTS  CHORDS  SPOTIFY

November 24:  Aren’t you my little songbirds from the cafeteria?  “School Song” from Stand By Me.  There are so many things I love about this (thank you, Russell, for the suggestion) including the choral rehearsal 2:00 into the clip (George Weigle’s 1981 Orphenians & Swinging ‘Gates circa 1981: don’t you love “Ain’t a-that Good News”?  That’ll definitely be a future Song of the Day.)  INTONATION, PHONATION, ACCURACY & PITCH!  LYRICS  SPOTIFY

November 25:  You can feel it all over… “Sir Duke” by Stevie Wonder.  Thanks to Mary Ellen Barry for the song suggestion!  LYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY

November 26:  There’s one thing you can do for the rest of your days… “Make Someone Happy” from the musical Do Re Mi (music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green) and sung by Keb ‘Mo.   LYRICS  UKE CHORDS SPOTIFY

November 27:  Sing and blow your horn… “John Barleycorn”, a traditional song adapted by Steve Winwood and performed by TrafficLYRICS & SONGFACTS CHORDS SPOTIFY

November 28:  I am thankful for many things; I’m especially grateful that my parents met at a Thanksgiving dinner.  It’s a great story involving a cute teenage girl and a set of identical twins (confusion ensues); if/when you see them ask them to tell you all about it.   “Uh! Oh! I’m Fallin’ In Love Again” by  Al HoffmanDick Manning, and Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore in 1958 and sung by Jimmie RodgersLYRICS & CHORDS  SONG HISTORY  SPOTIFY  P.S. I’m also thankful to you, fellow singers/subscribers.  I love sending you a song every day.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!

November 29:  I pray you can make it better down here… “Dear God” by XTC (written by lead singer Andy Partridge).  LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY

November 30: Into the night, into the light… “Steppin’ Out” by Joe Jackson.  Happy belated birthday to the woman who inspired “Sing Daily”; thank you, Lauren TarshisLYRICS & SONGFACTS  SPOTIFY